Do you think that it is not a good idea to pass a legislation for overcoming the effects of court verdicts. Discuss this in the light of the latest Bill on reservation in Central Academic Cadre which gives relief to disadvantaged sections of society.
Any government should not make it a standard practice of bypassing the court verdicts by means of legislations. The latest Bill by the Central Government on the reservation of scheduled castes, tribes and other backward classes to various institutions of the Central Government is one such case.
ï¿½ The Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Teachersï¿½ Cadre) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the recent government. The Bill seeks to replace the legislation which was passed in March with the main objective of restoration of the system under which an institution like a university is considered as one entity for application of the roster of reservation.
ï¿½ The Bill seeks to fill nearly 7000 vacant posts.
ï¿½ The Bill is also directed against and overturns the judgement of Allahabad High Court thereby rubbishing the regulations of UGC under which an institution was treated as a unit for determination of the roster and had directed each department to be a relevant unit. A reservation which was proposed was department-wise and not institution-wise.
ï¿½ The Bill, however, does provide good relief for the aspirants from various disadvantaged sections of the society as it will restore the social justice by having a wider pool of posts as per quotas of 27% for OBCs, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST.
ï¿½ The Bill supports the premise that appointing a smaller unit like a department will clearly mean that the smaller faculties will have no vacancies for reservations. As it requires a minimum of 14 posts to include the SC and ST candidates. Thus, in case of a smaller unit, many departments will not have vacancies for many years especially not from the reserved categories for decades. But when an institution is treated as a unit even these departments will get more opportunities.